Overcome the burden.’
This is a special order given to Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), the signboard of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team.
After the 2023 season, Lee Jung-hoo, who is challenging to advance to the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), is receiving intensive attention from MLB clubs ahead of the WBC final round.
As the WBC has become the stage for Lee Jung-hoo’s attempt to advance to the United States, the pressure is on the rise.
The degree of interest of MLB clubs in Lee Jung-hoo was revealed in a practice match against the NC Dinos held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona on the 17th (Korean time).
On that day, scouts from nine MLB clubs visited the stadium and recorded Lee Jung-hoo’s every move.
The scouts began ‘observing under a microscope’ by filming Lee Jung-hoo’s training and play with mobile phones.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who started as the first hitter and center fielder, was silent with no hits in two at-bats, and the scouts left the field one by one as Lee Jung-hoo was replaced.
Intensive analysis by MLB scouts will continue throughout the National Team USA camp and WBC tournament.
The MLB Chicago Cubs dispatched scouts from the 16th, the first day of national team training, to analyze Lee Jung-hoo’s training.
High interest from big league clubs was expected to some extent.
MLB.com, the homepage of MLB, posted an article related to Lee Jung-hoo on the main screen in December of last year when he announced his advance to the United States, and introduced that “Lee Jung-hoo could shake up the온라인바카라 next MLB free agent (FA) market.”
The media recently picked Lee Jeong-hoo as the best player for each position in the WBC, along with MLB’s top stars Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) and Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) in the outfield category.
Among the players who did not play in the MLB, Lee Jung-hoo was the only one on the list.
As Lee Jung-hoo has become the subject of intensive analysis by the American media and MLB clubs, he has no choice but to face the WBC with a burden.
Lee Jung-hoo is well aware of this environment.
On the 15th, the day of the call for the national team, he said calmly, “I don’t feel burdened” and “I think good results will come if I just do what I do.”
The New York Post of the United States also recently selected Lee Jung-hoo as the 14th place in the ’50 Most Interesting Baseball Players’.